ACT Scores Down for the Class of 2020

Average ACT scores for Alabama public high school graduates declined with the graduating class of 2020, with students now scoring Read the full release.  


Fewer Alabama Students Assigned to Remedial Education

The number and percentage of Alabama public high school graduates assigned to remedial courses upon entering college continued to decline Read the full release.  


Stop the Slide, Start the Climb: Concepts to Enable Alabama Students to Achieve Their Fullest Potential

In March, the nonprofit Business Education Alliance commissioned PARCA to provide research describing the unprecedented challenges and opportunities in education Read the full release.  


Alabama’s College-Going Rate Declines With the Class of 2019

Even before the arrival of the Coronavirus, the number and percentage of Alabama high school graduates entering higher education after Read the full release.  


Corporal Punishment in Alabama and the US

Significantly fewer students are receiving corporal punishment in Alabama, according to a new dataset released by the U.S. Department of Read the full release.  


A Congressional Seat in Danger

The big count with major consequences for Alabama continues, and it looks like it will come down to a very Read the full release.  


Jefferson County Mayors Study Municipal Cooperation on Jails

Taking population into consideration, Jefferson County may have more jails than any other major county in the U.S., and the Read the full release.  


2020 Kids Count Data Book provides roadmap for helping Alabama children

VOICES for Alabama’s Children recently released its 2020 Alabama Kids Count Data Book last month. This annual statistical portrait is meant to provide Read the full release.  


2019 Likely a High Point for High School Graduation and Readiness

Alabama’s high school seniors of 2019 graduated at the highest rate the state has ever reported, 92%. And, a greater Read the full release.  


Cooperating for Growth in the Wiregrass

Before the Coronavirus pandemic, economic developers in Southeast Alabama recognized the advantages of pulling together as a region rather than Read the full release.